APEC Endorses Roadmap To Mitigate Emerging Health Threats, Boost Health Systems In Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap
“…Drawing on the lessons of Ebola and MERS and with concern over aging societies, spiking non-communicable disease rates, and natural disasters due to climate change rising, ministers and officials [at the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy] endorsed a Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 Initiative roadmap. It outlines measures to be taken forward by APEC members to boost their health systems over the next five years and was finalized during a two-day meeting with health practitioners and industry groups in Cebu…” (9/3).

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